An evening of poetry and choral music

Lydians on the Mount for Easter
An evening of poetry and choral music

In 2019, the Lydian Singers mark their 40th anniversary of excellence in music as one of the foremost musical organisations in Trinidad and Tobago. Along with the Lydian Steel Ensemble, which celebrates 23 years of steelpan accompaniment and performing distinction, the group will host a diverse line-up of both musical and non-musical events over the year, organized to celebrate this incredible milestone.

The Abbey of Our Lady of Exile at Mount St. Benedict will once more be the backdrop of the Lydians annual concert series, ‘Lydians on the Mount’, this edition entitled, ‘O Rejoice!’

Through poetry and music, the choir and steel ensemble under the musical direction of Lorraine Granderson will take audiences on a Pilgrim's journey through the life of Christ, to the foot of the cross and to the empty tomb, to the resounding celebration of his triumphant resurrection.

All around the world, the Easter season forms a large part of the bedrock of the Christian faith. On Sunday 28th April 2019 at 5:00 p.m., the Lydians will come together on the Mount singing multiple genres of music from composers such as Hogan, Bizet, Mascagi, DuBois and Handel to rejoice and celebrate the risen savior.

“The music programme for this concert highlights our mission as representatives of that hope of redemption,” confirmed Assistant Musical Director Carl-Anthony Hines who coordinated the musical selections of the concert. “We are bid, ‘O, rejoice’ that the Lord is arisen, he has conquered death and the grave!"

The Lydians and the monks at the Abbey have a long history of collaboration in their mutual mission of music ministry. The Lydians often include the location at the Mount as part of its annual pre-Christmas concert performances as well.

With this fundraising effort, the Lydians continue to offer community music ministry in support of the Abbey in its efforts to restore the holy site and continue its mission.

The concert will feature both quietly prayerful and fanfare choral works and will include special selections from soloists, small ensembles and the Lydian Steel.

  • Lydians on the Mount concert series
  • Date: Sunday 28th April 2019
  • Time: 5:00 p.m.
  • Venue: The Abbey of Our Lady of Exile at Mount. St. Benedict, St John's Road, Tunapuna
  • Tickets: TT$150
  • [Pre-book your tickets!] Hotline: 268-9556/338-6024 or email or


Popular Posts